The 2018 Competition for the African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 competition of the African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program.  You will find below information about the 2018 Competition and the ALT Scholarship Program. Please help us spread the word about this opportunity open to all young professionals of sub-Saharan Africa by sharing this information with your networks, posting on your website and on social media. Please refer any requests for information or questions to CBIE at the following email address

The 2018 Competition for the African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program is now open. The Deadline to complete the Initial Questionnaire is October 13, 2017.

Funded by Global Affairs Canada and The MasterCard Foundation, the ALT Scholarship Program commemorates the late Nelson Mandela’s commitment to social justice and equity by offering young African women and men the opportunity to study in a Master’s degree program in public administration, public policy or public finance at a Canadian university.

Eligibility criteria (check CBIE website for details)

  • be a citizen and a resident from sub-Saharan Africa;
  • be between 22-35 years old;
  • have two to five years of full-time work experience in the public sector, civil society or research institution/academia in Africa;
  • have completed an undergraduate degree (equivalent to 4 years of university) with a minimum average of B (75%);
  • be fluent in either English or French; and
  • meet the academic requirements of the study program of choice.

For other information (expenses covered by the scholarship, selection criteria, how to apply, documents to submit with application) on the ALT Scholarship Program, please visit About the Scholarship.